The dance floor is full, the lights flicker around the room and we know the words to every song that comes on. But this is not a Saturday night on the town. This is a Sunday morning at Constellations and the space has been transformed into one for families to make the most of those precious weekends together. This is the Holistic Harmonies Family Social.
The Family Disco is the first event taking place at the social and it will be followed by Arts and Crafts and a Music & Movement session. The day is organised by Holistic Harmonies a company specialising in Music, Singing Mamas Choir, Family Discos and Baby Massage. The social also plays host to a series of family focused businesses all curated to fill a few lovely hours on a Sunday.
Founder of Holistic Harmonies, Rachel, combines her extensive life experience with her training in Dance, Child Development and Performing Arts, as well as being a Certified Baby Massage Instructor. Rachel’s energy fuels the disco and ensures that mums, dads and minis all have the best time. She creates a beautiful, low focus atmosphere where nobody feels silly busting a few moves. Later, her Music and Movement session has children of all ages participating together and I would definitely recommend getting along to one of these sessions on a Thursday afternoon at the Handyman’s Brewery on Smithdown Road.
Alongside Holistic Harmonies is Create with Stace, new to the scene but gathering momentum with every workshop. We have blogged about Stacey’s plans previously and it is fabulous to see these workshops in action. There’s something about a fully stocked craft table that just draws young people in and even before the scheduled session has begun the table is frequented by curious little minds desperate to get involved. The outcome, a selection of collage rainbows and handmade dreamcatchers which would look at home in any Etsy lovers living room!
Another draw for any future little raver was Razzle Dazzelled, offering face paint, glitter tattoo, festival glitter and flower crowns. I mean, need I say more, the stall was buzzing with custom all day. You’ll find Vikki the owner and artist at Razzle Dazzelled bringing sparkle to the faces of many a scouser as she makes her way across the festival circuit. But even more exciting, Vikki is available for birthday parties, weddings and in fact any event that needs that extra bit of Razzle Dazzle!
The social wasn’t only a chance to get involved but also an opportunity to pick up locally designed and manufactured children’s clothes from the exciting Lola Starr. Kate the owner and designer recognised the frustration parents have of constantly replacing children’s clothes from season to season and now offers a solution with interchangeable clothing, adaptable to all weathers. You might not have rocked up intending to spend any money but you can guarantee that if you do it will be money well spent on clothes suitable for summer and winter. 7 year old Lola, the inspiration for the range, modelled these dresses beautifully as she rocked out at the disco.
Another stall with the potential to have you reaching for your purse was Colour Popz Toys and Gifts. Colour Popz source their toys from a range of stockists meaning the selection is much more varied than you might find in your local toy shop. They are also able to source toys on request, making each order personalised to the lucky little one that receives it. You’ll find Colour Popz online but may also see them pop up at school, charity and trade events. This felt like such a lovely way to shop for those special gifts, shopping locally and with an independent company, knowing your sale makes a difference to the person you’re buying from.
Finally, the social played host to Revive and Refresh, Margaret Bell, Health Coach. Margaret offers an important service coaching families in health and wellbeing to improve energy, concentration and focus. Margaret works closely with nutrition and mindset to ensure the right balance is created. Margaret specialises in families dealing with diabetes, obesity, emotional eating and ADHD but is available to help any family that feels a change in nutrition and mindset may contribute to improvement in the areas mentioned above. Consultations usually take place over the phone at the convenience of the family and can be tailored to an individual family member or something for the whole family to adopt.
As the first event of its kind by Holistic Harmonies, the day offers a whole new way to spend your Sunday. The babies, toddlers and children socialised effortlessly as they crawled, wobbled and danced their way across the room. The venue speaks for itself with the backdrop of fairy lights and the tempting waft of the BBQ coming in from the garden. My only worry is how long we have to wait for the next one!
Holistic Harmonies: https://www.holistic-harmonies.com/
Razzle Dazzelled: https://www.facebook.com/razzledazzelled/?ref=br_rs
Lola Starr: https://www.lolastarr.co.uk/
Colour Popz Toys and Gifts: www.colourpopz.com – also stocked under @Gifts For Me And You at @churchfarmwirral
Revive and Refresh (Health and Life Coaching): m.facebook.com/MargaretBellHC